I was so sad to hear of Greg's passing. I had been in touch through Facebook and was looking forward to seeing him at our 40th reunion. Greg was a great guy and I will miss him deeply.
I just found out about Greg's passing yesterday. As a Fraternity
Brother @ Whitman, Greg was a great leader, fun guy and tremendous basketball player. I lost touch with Greg after college and really feel bad about not staying closer...he will be missed.
To Greg's family, I just found out that Greg passed away! I am so sorry for your loss of a really nice guy! (I cut Greg's hair for over 30 years.) He will be terribly missed!
I was very sorry and saddened to hear of Greg's passing and wanted to pass along my deepest condolences to all of you during this very difficult time. To me Greg was always the big guy with the even bigger heart, he will be missed very much.
Family, so sorry for your loss... I am a high school friend of Greg's and have only seen him a few times since. We corresponded for a short while when he was at Whitman. The last time I saw Greg we had adjoining seats at a basketball game. What a surprise! I was able to catch-up and hear what he was doing. At that time he was at Microsoft. As years have passed I have grown more appreciative of Greg and what he stood for, all 6 plus feet. He was a wonderful and fun person. You were lucky to have him in your life.
Greg was a giant gentle spirit. He helped and inspired my brothers with their basketball endeavors and more-he was like a golden light for our family as I recall, in that he was a trusted friend - someone you could rely on and you knew he would give you sound advice and guidance. I ran into Greg's towering body at the grocery store often, one specific day when I saw him I asked him if he could help me assemble my designs and art stuff into a brochure. (I had no idea how talented or skilled or experienced he was-I just needed someone who I could trust to look at my stuff and put it together and he mentioned that he was a designer) he looked away then back at me and smiled and said sure - later I went to his house and gave him a large bag of design stuff and he put together a great brochure for me and he showed me some of his creative work-though I had to really press him to see some of it. Looked like he was able to design just about anything from what I saw. He was just so good, honest and kind -and great humble man. I always felt a feeling of being safe when I saw him whether in the store or Walla Walla or anywhere. He just had a very comforting trustworthy and easy going energy about him which made me feel as if he was like a big brother even though we were not that close. I am saddened by his passing and wish his family solace in their loss. God Bless. Pam Ackerlund
Greg was a bright star at Whitman, bringing joy & laughter to so may classmates. He will be greatly missed.